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Using Spreadsheets in Program Evaluation
Using Spreadsheets in Program Evaluation @ Online
Feb 11 all-day
A free 4-week online certificate course about key concepts, tools and techniques required to manage, analyze and visualize quantitative data for a youth program evaluation. In this certificate, participants will learn the key concepts, tools and techniques required to manage and analyze quantitative data for a youth program to be able to illustrate and communicate their evaluation story. The certificate is designed to facilitate a foundational understanding of data management and analysis using spreadsheets within your program evaluation within the youth sector context. Frontline youth workers, management staff, and other professionals who have completed YouthREX’s introductory certificate: Understanding Program Evaluation for Youth Wellbeing (or equivalent), will find this certificate useful, particularly if working within a youth-led initiative. Applications are due January 11, 2019. This program is hosted by YouthREX.
Indigenous Strategies: Homelessness in Niagara 8:00 am
Indigenous Strategies: Homelessness in Niagara @ Silver Spire United Church
Feb 15 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
According to the Niagara Homelessness Point in Time Count, almost one quarter of the respondents identified as Indigenous or having Indigenous ancestry. This is vastly disproportionate to the 2.8% of Niagara’s overall population within the Niagara Region. The “Indigenous Strategies: Homelessness in Niagara” conference represents a key opportunity to engage us on the issue of housing and homelessness in Niagara and its disproportionate impact on the urban Indigenous population. Key experts in the Indigenous housing and homelessness sector will be discussing the reality of Indigenous homelessness in Niagara Region, and discuss some innovative solutions currently underway between urban Indigenous housing service providers, mainstream organizations, and all levels of government. The input gathered during subsequent discussion will inform Niagara Region’s engagement on the Housing and Homelessness Action Plan. All are welcome. Lunch is included. This event is hosted by the Niagara Aboriginal Working Group on Homelessness.
Physical Literacy for Older Adults 12:30 pm
Physical Literacy for Older Adults @ Kiwanis Aquatic Centre
Feb 15 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
This half-day workshop will introduce participants to a new training program designed to integrate physical literacy development into activity for older adults. The activities presented can be easily implemented by a recreation leader or health care worker. Workshop participants will be introduced to the concepts of physical literacy and encouraged to try activities that create durability. If you are a recreation leader, health care worker, exercise specialist or volunteer who care about the importance of quality programming for older adults, please register for one of the free workshops offered by the City of St. Catharines.
Executive Director’s Forum of South Niagara: Bill 47 and the Ever Changing Legal Landscape of Employment Law 8:30 am
Executive Director’s Forum of South Niagara: Bill 47 and the Ever Changing Legal Landscape of Employment Law @ A Child's World
Feb 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
EDUCATION TOPIC: Bill 47 and the Ever Changing Legal Landscape of Employment Law PRESENTER: Leanne E. Standryk, Partner, Labour, Employment and Sports Law, Lancaster, Brooks & Welch LLP Leanne was called to the Ontario Bar in 1998. After her call to the Ontario Bar, Leanne became a Legal Consultant for the Ministry of the Attorney General at the Crown Law Office in Toronto and joined Lancaster, Mix & Welch (now Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP) as an associate shortly thereafter. Leanne acts for a variety of employers both in the private, charitable, not for profit and public sector and is experienced in the full range of employment and labour issues including employment contract issues, terminations, workplace restructuring, labour relations, contract negotiation, wrongful dismissal, workplace privacy issues, occupational health and safety, as well as policy development. This session will focus on Bill 47 and the ever changing legal landscape of employment law. In particular, Leanne will present a summary of Bill 148 in review, a summary of Bill 47, and an ‘Employment Law 101’ including an overview of employment agreements and obligations on termination.
Work and Health: Using HEIA to Analyze the Implications of Bill 47 12:00 pm
Work and Health: Using HEIA to Analyze the Implications of Bill 47 @ Online
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Employment is an important determinant of health. From inadequate pay to occupational hazards, poor jobs can contribute to increased injuries, disease and mortality. Alternatively, healthy and safe work can be a source of income, meaning and social connection that contributes positively to workers’ health and wellbeing. Rebecca Cheff and Malaika Hill, researchers from Wellesley Institute, will share how the HEIA tool was used to identify potential health equity impacts of recent changes to workers’ protections in Ontario. This webinar will outline how a rapid desktop health equity analysis was conducted on the changes to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act introduced by the Making Ontario Open for Business Act (Bill 47). It will also discuss how results were disseminated using a report, blog, infographics and social media to highlight the potential harms to the health of workers and families. This webinar is hosted by the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest.

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